New Releases – December 2012
Well it’s December now. A little late if you wanted to make your game a big Christmas seller so everything not out now will be hitting in February and March. As such, not a lot to report this month but lets take a look anyway.
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Course (WiiU)
Ladies and gentlemen I present to you the WiiU’s first low budget bargain mess! Launching at $30, this is the 4th or 5th game in Tamsoft and D3’s “Family Party 30 Great Games” series. Yes, the same fine folks that brought us Oneechanbara. The quality has been all over the place from passable in “Outdoor Fun” to utterly unplayable in “Winter Fun”. So why do I care? Morbid curiosity and desperation for a new WiiU game. Yes, I have played the other games in the series.
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (3DS)
Not sure if you got the memo, but Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is one of the most amazing kart racing games ever made. I’ve already bought it on 360 and WiiU and I am salivating at the thought of playing it on the go in 3D! Some reports say this release has been delayed until February but GameFAQs still lists it for December. We shall see.
Crimson Shroud (3DS Ware)
Now this is fascinating. Crimson Shroud is a very nice looking downloadable 3DS game that aims to recreate the experience of playing tabletop D&D. Characters are portrayed as painted figures in a sculpted miniature dungeon and players roll dice on the bottom screen. It will probably cost $8 and you can count me in on some on-the-go tabletop RPG meets JRPG action.
EDIT: Oh holy crap I just looked it up! It’s a Matsuno Game! The freakin’ Vagreant Story and FFXII team did this! DOUBLE SOLD!
…aaand that’s all for this year, folks!